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sopcast player ubuntu

SopCast Player is a Linux GUI front-end for the p2p streaming technology developed by SopCast. SopCast can play various TV channels (watch football games, HBO, AXN Movie and so on) for free, using the internet.

Here is how to install the latest SopCast Player 0.4 in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.

1. You must download libstdc++ manually because this package is not included in the Ubuntu repositories. Don't worry, you can use these .deb files:

2. Add the SopCast Player PPA and install SopCast Player:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/extra && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sopcast-player sp-auth

And that's it, now go to Applications > Sound & Video > SopCast Player.

Note: SopCast Player requires VLC < 1.1.0 (VLC version lower than 1.1.0).

Special thanks for this tip: Linux Freedom For Live & Ubucentrum.